Saturday July 21, 2018

DOJ issues lookout order vs 16 fraternity members

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to place under its lookout bulletin the 16 individuals allegedly involved in the killing of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio Tomas Castillo III last September 17.

The Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II covers the following:

* Arvin Balag
* Mhin Wei Chan
* Marc Anthony Ventura
* Axel Munro Hipe
* Oliver John Audrey Onofre
* Joshua Joriel Macabali
* Jason Adolfo Robiños
* Ralph Trangia
* Ranie Rafael Santiago
* Danielle Hans Mattew Rodrigo
* Carl Mattew Villanueva
* Aeron Salientes
* Marcelino Bagtang
* Zimon Padro
* Jose Miguel Salamat
* Paul John Solano

The DOJ said the names of the 16 individuals were provided to DOJ Undersecretary Erickson Balmes by police officers who were investigating the death of Castillo.

"As of the moment, the ILBO is the least we can do," Aguirre said.

Aguirre urged the subjects in the lookout order to come out and divulge what they know about the incident.

"I call upon the persons named in the ILBO or anyone who has knowledge of what happened to Mr. Horacio Tomas Castillo III, to come forward and to clear their names and share what they know," he said.

The Manila Police District on Wednesday identified John Paul Solano, a law student at UST, as a principal suspect in the killing of Castillo.

Solano earlier claimed he found the "motionless" body of Castillo on a sidewalk in Infanta Street in Tondo, Manila and brought it to the Chinese General Hospital.

The MPD is also looking for six other persons of interest, including the Aegis Juris Fraternity head and two recruiters.

The National Bureau of Investigation upon orders from Aguirre is also conducting its own probe into Castillo's killing. (SunStar Philippines)